TfL funding deal includes driverless train requirement

It’s been revealed Transport for London must work towards introducing driverless trains on the Tube under the terms of its new £200m bail-out deal.

The London Evening Standard has seen full details of the conditions that TfL is required to meet in return for its latest bailout contained in a letter from Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on Friday afternoon.

Driverless trains have been mentioned in previous deals but the latest settlement, which runs until June 24, makes clear the Government’s wish for research into their feasibility to remain a priority.

The report says TfL must also review passenger demand on its Tube, bus and Overground network in April to determine whether service levels should be maintained or reduced, and to review the pension contributions it makes.

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